This Game Developer Turned 'Fallout 4' Into His Personal Tabletop RPG (2023)

When I first began following Yik-Sian James Seow on Twitter, it was because he was the developer behind Steam Marines, a squad-based tactical roguelike that launched back in 2013. But today, I follow him for a completely different reason: The fascinating stories of his many Fallout characters.

Last September, Seow tweeted a picture of Fallout 4, adding only “This UI mod is great.” It turned out to be the simple start of what would turn into a long running feature of Seow’s social media feed, a detailed, screenshot-rich breakdown of his ongoing, mod-fueled micro-campaigns with the game. Watching Seow play via these nightly updates is captivating, which may seem weird since, one, unlike video based Let’s Plays and livestreams, his screenshot-and-text updates are intermittent at best, and two, I’ve already played these games to death.


But Seow’s Fallout 4 isn’t my Fallout 4. My experience with the game cast me as the wasteland’s chosen hero in his fight for android equality. Seow’s Fallout 4 places him as a nobody caught up in a factional conflict bigger than he can ever really overcome. Sure, I tinkered a bit with the game’s open world settlement system, making basketball courts and the occasional farm. But Seow establishes trade routes and builds self-sustaining communities.

The most obvious difference is that I played at launch and Seow is playing three years later with the support of mods. Some inject major changes into the game’s content or mechanics, like True Storms (which adds intense weather effects and environmental hazards) or War of the Commonwealth (which dramatically increases the amount of NPC activity in post-apocalyptic Massachusetts). Other mods are all about roleplaying, like Another Life which casts the player not as the canonical “sole survivor,” but instead as one of 36 other possible starting positions, like Courier, Doctor, Mercenary, or Lawyer.

But it isn’t only the mods that transform Seow’s game. Through his own custom-built list of random events, additional character creation steps, and a dedication to roleplaying instead of playing only to win, Seow has effectively turned himself from a Fallout player into something more like a pen-and-paper-style Fallout Game Master.

All of this is compelling enough on its own, but Seow’s campaigns are even more interesting when understood in the context of Fallout 76, Bethesda’s next game in the franchise which transforms it from open-world, story-driven, single player RPG into a multiplayer survival game with a focus on crafting and lots of room for player-vs-player action.


Given all of this, and my general excitement for the playthrough, I chatted with Seow via email about why he plays the way he does, what he’s learned from the experience as a developer, and maybe the most important question of all: Why Fallout 4?

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Waypoint: I’ve been watching you play this running, modded game of Fallout 4 (and now New Vegas ) for like eighteen months now, but I think I only wrapped my head around what you were fully doing a earlier this year: Through a combo of mods, you’re playing the games as post-apocalyptic sandboxes, taking the role of random characters associated with factions, and with randomly rolled motivations/allegiances/moral codes. Is that basically right? Am I missing anything important?

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Yik-Sian James Seow: Yes, that's about right. The idea is to take Fallout 4's world and factions and decide how to roleplay a character that is not the Sole Survivor and trying to act and behave in ways that are consistent with what that character believes and knows. I also run with self-enforced permadeath for both me and NPCs. I don't use the wait feature, but sleep is an integral part of the game with hunger/thirst/sleep survival.

What attracts you to playing this way?

Consequence is a large part of it (e.g. self-enforced permadeath means that escorting/protecting certain named NPCs can completely cut me off of certain quest lines), but on a moment to moment basis it's the micro story telling that I really engage in. I enjoy preparing for stuff, both in real life and in games I play, so having a plan, acquiring the resources to proceed with it, and then either having a wrench thrown in the gears or executing it well gives me a lot of satisfaction.

Settlement building is largely an extension of that mindset. I'll say to myself “Okay, in the early game I had to scrounge all my food, water, ammunition. Now I have a settlement, what would I need to build to try and get steady sources of these things, to take pressure off of me?” And the various game mods will throw some wrenches. Or I'll forget something, or make a mistake.

A great source of joy and frustration roleplaying as a non-Vault Dweller means that while I have to use the Pip-Boy (or modded Pip-Pad) to manage my character and inventory, I can roleplay not having it at the start of the game, meaning some vaults are inaccessible to me until I find a suitable roleplay reason I've acquired that access or technology.

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The thread is so big that Twitter has had trouble displaying it all in the past, so you know, it’s been easy to miss stuff. Do you have any favorite characters? Favorite moments?

I actually started an Imgur gallery to track some of my better screenshots, and so my Twitter threads don't melt any more phones.

I'm always really happy to have a strong character start, like with the Gifted trait, but the most memorable characters are usually those with some really awkwardly allocated SPECIALS and/or bad traits that force me to play in a weird way. A low strength character with melee weapon traits. A Brotherhood of Steel member who hates power armor. An Institute member with an Intelligence of 1. Contradictory setups are always fun to think through.


My favorite character is one who is still alive but unplayable because my Fallout 4 version and modlist has changed too drastically for me to reload that save file. I had a Minuteman General with a lot of hand-built settlements. I even had an internal Minuteman rank/wage/resource allocation structure. I had settlements specializing in various crops, water purification, I had laid out routes for transportation via trucks and vertibird fueled by natural gas from a Glowing Sea outpost. I had a lot of spreadsheets going and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Some of my favorite moments are just unexpected, perhaps even buggy, things that trigger a sequence of events that make you re-evaluate what you're going to do. Most recently I had a run where I had revived Nora [one of the potential Sole Survivor starting characters], from Vault 111 and we stumbled across Billy Peabody—a ghoul child trapped in a locked fridge. I talk to him and fire at the fridge door, breaking it open. At this point the quest is supposed to have Billy get out, and you can talk to him about reuniting him with his parents. Apparently either I accidentally hit Billy with my gunfire, or firing near him flagged him hostile, or some bug occurred, but he turned hostile. Nora immediately senses this and kills him before I even registered he had turned hostile and died right in front of me.

What the hell, Nora? Are all pre-war people like you? You just killed a kid! There was a lot of moral space here, about whether your character is or is not okay with that and Nora's reasons for her actions. Was it just reflex? Does that mitigate what she did? But the short version is we went back to a settlement and I dismissed her.


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In this tweet you mention random events. How do those work? Any fun examples?

A lot of the time I'll make things up on the fly. I'll roll to see if I can salvage an operational power frame from power armor wearing NPCs, I'll roll to see if I salvage a fusion core, I'll roll on followers successfully lockpicking/hacking, I'll roll on how long it takes me to build something like a wind generator with four settlers and we have a schematic but no engineering or mechanical training. Once I successfully convinced [one of the game’s major antagonists,] Kellogg, not to fight and we became mercenary buddies instead.

One thing I wish I could figure out how to implement better is some sort of disguise/mistaken identity system. Why am I walking around in full raider armor and everyone knows I'm not a raider? New Vegas had a disguise system but it was not particularly useful gameplay-wise and was not leveraged much in-game. I think the sneak system being pretty overpowered in the Fallout games is a likely contributor to why disguises aren't super high priority. Hitman-style Fallout would be fun, though.

In general I don't tend to roll for custom events like "Raiders ambush you!" because that's taken care of by other mods like War of the Commonwealth. Although one time I was escorting a mobile APC full of gold bars and on the way to secure it I got into a firefight with a Gunner outpost and rolled that they had radioed their headquarters so they knew where we were and what we were doing. A missile hit the APC and I rolled to figure out how long it would take to repair. It all ended with a massive firefight at The Castle. Because fighting over gold never changes.


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I’m sure I’m not the first to ask this, but what led you to do this instead of playing something like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat , which has more built in sandbox elements?

I am not 100% sure since I've actually never played a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game! My brother has actually mentioned this to me in the past and from what he says it does seem very up my alley, but I'm pretty deep into Fallout at this point. I love the retro-furturistic backdrop, I love the brand of humor, I love the lore, and honestly I'm just very familiar with Fallout 4 and modding at this point.

The other thing that it all reminds me of is tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons. When I was living in situations where I couldn’t play any tabletop RPGs, I tried my best to bring this same sort of role playing to my video games (though not to the degree you’ve managed here). Do you have any tabletop RPG history?

I don't really have any tabletop gaming history, no. I actually learned about Warhammer (and roguelikes) after starting development of Steam Marines, so I did get to watch some people play Space Hulk. I've seen people play D&D as well, but never participated proper.

I don't have anything against tabletop games, it's just that my circle of friends never really had people who were interested in them. We all really liked video games and Magic: The Gathering. D&D strikes me as something I'd probably enjoy, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., if I ever got into those.

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Before I knew you as the guy-who-tweets-good-Fallout-screenshots, I knew you as a developer of Steam Marines and Steam Marines 2 . As a developer, what have you learned from playing like this?

If you want as many people to play your game, for as long as possible into the future, make your game moddable. There's just no way you can expect any studio to make a game to cater to everything every degenerate like me wants, but opening a game to modding means we can get closer.

Also, since I've been perusing New Vegas vs. Fallout 4 forums/threads a lot recently: players really, really like official confirmation that they did a thing. I think that's what drives a lot of the (roleplayer) disappointment players had going from New Vegas to 4.

You’ve put so much time into the rest of Bethesda’s Fallout games. How are you feeling about Fallout 76 ?

I haven't been following that closely since the announcement, but the nuke launching mechanic is disappointing. I'm not sold on the no NPCs thing, or no offline mode; I do love my offline single player RPGs. That said I do love the lore of Fallout and will mostly likely be playing it, it will just be scratching a different itch. I am definitely interested in private servers, and having a good time co-oping with friends sounds like a good time.

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Do you (or would you) bring this sort of roleplaying to other games? Have you done this with Skyrim or Oblivion? I'm curious if that would work in the same way, since it doesn't really have the same style of faction break down and conflict, either fictionally or systemically.

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Skyrim has fewer options in terms of faction interaction, but it does have religion/worship, non-human races, and even a family/housing system. You can honor/desecrate the bodies of the dead. You can have mounts and roleplay taking care of them, or a whole stable of them.

For me a large part of roleplaying is trying to do things your character would do and to prevent player knowledge from interfering from that process. You can definitely play Skyrim without map and compass, and you can definitely choose to wear or use items that suit that character and shun those that don't. Nord who hates everything magical? No magicka or enchanted item use. Pick only one of enchanting/blacksmithing/alchemy. Roll dice to head in a random direction instead of thinking, "Well from a previous run I know that X is over that way."

There aren't that many full blown RPGs that allow the extent of modding Bethesda games do. That said I also do roughly this sort of thing in Mount & Blade: Warband (shout out to [the mods] Prophesy of Pendor and Brytenwalda!) and I used to mod an old Mac game, Escape Velocity, to allow me to do a lot of fiddly faction missions and let me change the military/political landscape of that universe.

Most video games have combat. Few have non-combat gameplay. I don't mean non-combat ways to accomplish the same thing, I mean actual systems devoted to gameplay that do not involve killing someone else.


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Finally, let’s say that I wanted to try this on my own, what mods should I use? I know there’s been some changing of mods over the length of your playthroughs, but what are the “core” mods you need to get started with roleplaying in Fallout 4 ? Or, phrased a little differently: what are the needs you need met by whatever series of mods you use?

I run all the DLC, although truth be told I tend not to touch the new areas (like Far Harbor and Nuka-World) too often. The big ticket unofficial mods include Fallout 4 Script Extender (some mods require this), Start Me Up (an alternate start mod, so you don't have to be the Sole Survivor every time, also adds optional traits at character generation), Personal Journal (lets you write a journal—handy for roleplaying), Horizon (overhaul of the game with new systems), True Storms (overhaul of sound and particle effects, textures, radiation, ghoul swarms), Homemaker (adds a ton of new items you can build in settlements), Thematic and Practical (even more buildable settlement objects), Creative Clutter (even more buildable settlement objects), Conquest (lets you set up camps and actual settlements almost anywhere), LooksMenu (change player and NPC looks), Rename Anything (rename pretty much any object you can select in the world), Scrap Anything (you can't scrap everything, but it lets you remove a lot), Visible Weapons (holstered weapons, basically), Personal Guard (allows you to recruit and customize NPCs as followers), Gunners Overhaul (Gunners faction not hostile at the start of the game, offer quests), and Amazing Follower Tweaks (everyone should use this mod it's amazing—more granular control over NPCs, tracking them, assigning them homes, making them essential/non-essential, track their kills, get stat reports, offers a quest to rescue the Sole Survivor's spouse).

I also run a lot of graphical mods like Natural and Atmosphereic Commonwealth, Photorealistic Commonwealth, various 4k texture packs, stuff like that. Also a lot of weapon/armor mods. CROSS armors in particular are very good and come with 4k texture packs from Niero's Gumroad page.

And of course there are the usual suspects like the Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch, Armor and Weapon Keywords, HUDFramework, FO4Hotkeys, Pip-Boy Flashlight, and a bunch of character body/face/hair mods.

A finally, a special shoutout to Sim Settlements, because while the mod looks amazing, it doesn't dovetail with my specific playstyle. The short version is apparently you can build settlements by dropping “plots” and settlers assigned to them (with appropriate resources and skills?) will automatically over time build structures.

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This mod goes real deep, apparently there are other hand built systems in play, and you can export/import yours and other players' settlement builds which is a neat way of adding a sort of communal, if not multiplayer, vibe to a single player RPG. It's so expansive that actually gives it its own category, and subcategories, on the Fallout 4 mod categories page.

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Is there a Fallout tabletop RPG? ›

Immerse yourself in the genre-defining setting with the official Fallout tabletop roleplaying game. Create your group of original characters, including vault dwellers, ghouls, super mutants, and even robots.

Why is Fallout 4 not an RPG? ›

Fallout 4 is not a true RPG in the sense of what we'd come to expect from Bethesda up to that point. The game's combat is so shooter-focused that it rarely matters what character you choose to build. Its dialogue options are so limited and meaningless that they might as well not exist.

Does Fallout 4 still have bugs? ›

it is still a buggy mess. however, on PC you can get mods that make it far less buggy. but bethesda abandoned updating this game long ago and left it a buggy mess. Honestly the majority of the bug complaints in the forums are self inflicted with FPS tweaks, improper hardware setup.

How do I fix Fallout 4 on Steam? ›

Step 1: Open the Steam client, and navigate to the Library section. Step 2: In the list of games, right-click on Fallout 4 and select Properties. Step 3: In the Properties window, go to the Local Files tab, then click Verify Integrity of Game Files. Wait for a few minutes until the verification process completes.

Can you get a girlfriend in Fallout? ›

How Fallout 4 relationships work. In order to romance a companion, you need to get them to the highest level of companion relationship status (they idolise you) and then engage in a dialogue, selecting the "romance" dialogue option and successfully passing a Persuasion attempt.

Is Fallout ban in China? ›

Fallout 4 was never banned in China. In fact, it wasn't even assessed by the censors beforehand. You might think that everything (TV shows, movies, music, etc) that is imported to China has to be meticulously dissected for naughty words and anti-revolutionary ideas and such, before they can enter the Chinese market.

Is Fallout 4 appropriate for a 13 year old? ›

Due to pervasive language, violence, and drug usage I can't suggest this for younger players. There's no way to avoid those things in this game. This is a remarkable open world game where you can play the way you would like to and interact with the world and NPCs in very dynamic ways.

Does Russia still use RPG? ›

It is popular with irregular and guerrilla forces. The RPG has been used in almost all conflicts across the world since the mid-1960s from the Vietnam War to the 2022 Russo-Ukrainian War.
TypeRocket-propelled grenade launcher
Place of originSoviet Union
Service history
In service1961–present
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Is Fallout 4 better than Skyrim? ›

Skyrim is all about spectacle and immersion, and it sells the fantasy aspect of its world and lore in such a way that is incomparable. However, Fallout 4 has Skyrim beat when it comes to overall charm and quirkiness, and it's easy to see why.

Can you get pregnant Fallout 4? ›

You need simply target a non-pregnant, human adult female settler, shoot her with the dart and she will become pregnant.

Why is Fallout 4 18+? ›

This game is rated PEGI 18 which restricts availability to ADULTS ONLY and is not suitable for anyone below this age. This rating has been given due to frequent strong violence.

Can you survive a fat man in Fallout 4? ›

You can. I found wearing power armor, shooting up on medex, and having the rooted perk and the tough perk made me JUST barely survive a mini nuke. Perhaps mines are a good way to finish nuke mutants.

Will Fallout 4 ever be fixed? ›

But today, Bethesda announced Fallout 4 will be getting a next-gen refresh. According to the announcement on Fallout's website, the update is due for release in 2023 and will feature a high-performance mode, bug fixes, and bonus content.

Can Fallout 4 run without Steam? ›

Steam is the games DRM so you cannot run it without it. Have you looked in your save folder to see how large it is filewise?

Are there babies in Fallout 4? ›

Childbirth- if you have sex with a human companion of the oposite gender, a baby may be born. In order for childbirth to happen, you must have a settlement with a baby crib, and someone assined to it. You can only have 1 baby at a time, to have a 2nd, you must advance time in the game (more on that later).

Is Fallout 4 censored in Japan? ›

Fallout 4 Rated 18+ in Japan, but it Won't Be Censored.

Is Fallout censored in Japan? ›

Fallout 4 in Japan will be the same as the Western version. The 18+ rating is likely from the bloody gameplay, similar to the bloody gameplay that shown off yesterday. The game's VATS also deals with a quite a bit of blood, but at least we know the game won't be censored!

Is China still alive in Fallout? ›

Vaults are sealed as the air raid sirens blare for the last time. Within two hours, both the United States and China ceased to exist as nations, their cities vaporized in nuclear fireballs.

What is R rated game? ›

R18: Restricted to persons 18 years and over. R: Restricted to a particular class of people.

Why is the fallout rated R? ›

Rated R for swearing and teen alcohol and drug use. Running time: 1 hour 32 minutes. Watch on HBO Max.

Can 11 year olds play T rated games? ›

Some 11-year-olds may be fine with T (Teen)-rated games. Meanwhile, others are more comfortable with games rated E (Everyone) or E10+ (Everyone 10 and up). It's up to you to make those decisions for your kids. ESRB ratings also include notices about the nature of the game's content and its interactive features.

Can a RPG destroy a tank? ›

RPG-7G is a portable, unguided, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. is one of the most widely spread and popular weapon in the world. Its purpose is to destroy opponent's heavily armored tanks, light armored vehicles, fire points and troops.

Are RPGs legal in the US? ›

Are these weapons legal? Grenades and rocket launchers, also known as bazookas, are considered "destructive devices" by the National Firearms Act. They are also classified as firearms and are therefore legal with proper registration.

What RPG does the US military use? ›

The Precision Shoulder-fired Rocket Launcher-1 also known as the (PSRL-1) is a modified American clone of the Soviet/Russian RPG-7 shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenade launcher developed by AirTronic USA.

How many hours does Fallout 4 take? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Fallout 4 is about 27 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 158 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Can you play Fallout 4 forever? ›

Fallout 4 (opens in new tab) will keep on trucking for as long as you care to keep wandering The Commonwealth. Bethesda Game Studios has revealed that you're free to keep playing and leveling up in perpetuity throughout Fallout 4, even after the main story is completed.

Should I play Witcher 3 or Fallout 4? ›

Regardless of taste, The Witcher 3 is the smoother experience, both from a narrative and gameplay perspective. Fallout 4 brings more freedom of choice to the table, but falls just short of the mark when it comes to the other facets that make The Witcher 3 such a joy to play.

Who can you marry in Fallout 4? ›

Sex and romance plays a substantial role in Fallout 4, and IGN's complete wiki guide will get you started to the road to building relationships and flirting with every available companion. At this time, Piper, Magnolia, and Preston are confirmed romantic options.

Can you have multiple girlfriends in Fallout 4? ›

Simply put, Fallout 4's romance options are not mutually exclusive. You can flirt with, sleep with, and develop relationships with multiple characters concurrently, with both companions and regular NPCs.

How many girlfriends can you have in Fallout 4? ›

You can only bring one companion, so you can only have one extra unique perk active. .......

Can a 12 year old play Fallout 3? ›

A great game for 14+

Besides the M rating, this game can be good for kids because they have the choice to be a good person, or a bad person. They will revive the proper outcome based on their choice. If they're good, the people are good back to them. And if they are bad, people are bad back to them.

Does Glock exist in Fallout? ›

The Glock 86 plasma pistol appears in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics.

Can you be a cannibal in Fallout 4? ›

With the Cannibal perk, when you're in Sneak mode, you gain the option to eat a corpse to regain Health. But every time you feed, you lose Karma, and if the act is witnessed, it is considered a crime against nature. Cannibal is a perk that can be utilized in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Fallout 4.

What is the hardest enemy in Fallout 4? ›

10 Most Powerful Enemies In Fallout 4
  • 8/10 Albino Gatorclaw.
  • 7/10 Assaultron Dominator.
  • 6/10 Novatron Eliminator.
  • 5/10 Synth Eradicator.
  • 4/10 Ancient Behemoth.
  • 3/10 Assaultron Gorgon.
  • 2/10 Mythic Deathclaw.
  • 1/10 Liberty Prime.
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Can the dog get hurt in Fallout 4? ›

Howard went on to explain that your dog can get seriously hurt. In fact, if Dogmeat receives enough of a beating, he can become incapacitated. Thus, players should still be careful with their companion, but they need not worry too much.

Can you go to jail in Fallout 4? ›

When you have the option to just pay the Bounty Hunters the fine you owe, do it and prevent yourself being taken to jail in the first place. Essentially - if you go to jail, you are in jail until you pay your fine or do your time.

Why is Fallout 4 moving so fast? ›

These issues can be caused by your video card outputting an excess of 60 frames per second, having mods, or your computer's video card drivers being out of date which can result in the game moving too fast or too slow.

Is The Fallout traumatizing? ›

The movie depicts scenes of violence and an extremely traumatizing circumstance within the first 10 minutes. The rest of the plot sees those impacted by the event working through their emotions through various methods and navigating their normal life in the aftermath of the trauma.

How much RAM do you need for Fallout 4? ›

Operating system: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required) Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 3.6GHz / AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz or equivalent. Memory: 8 GB RAM. Hard disk space: 30 GB free HDD space.

How many GB is Fallout 4? ›

If you are playing on PC, you will need at least 30GB of free hard drive space to install and play Fallout 4. If you are playing on console (Xbox One or PlayStation 4), Fallout 4 requires 28-39GB of free hard drive space depending on territory, platform, and languages supported.

Can you shower Fallout 4? ›

For swimming any pool or open water source will work (as long as your character starts swimming). The bathing process starts after swimming 6 game time minutes. All durations are configurable through the MCM. For taking a shower or bath you can use any working shower or bath from CWSS Redux and B.Y.O.P.

Can you beat Fallout 4 with no armor? ›

Yes, you can play Fallout 4 without using Power Armor, although you will find some tasks become much easier by using it. Fallout 4 is designed to be a fairly open game, where you can make choices as to how you play.

Is Fallout 4 better than New Vegas? ›

Fallout 4 Has Better Visuals And More Gameplay Features

Although New Vegas is a great game with many amazing aspects, Fallout 4 is as well. Its graphics are much better, due in part to the five-year difference between the two.

Can i7 run Fallout 4? ›

Because of Fallout 4's large and detailed map the CPU requirements are an Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz is required and an Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD FX-9590 or better is recommended.

Is there a Fallout version of DND? ›

Fallout: The Roleplaying Game may differ from Dungeons & Dragons 5e in a lot of ways, between its gun-focused combat, its 2d20 system versus the classic d20 system, and a character creation process with no classes, but will certainly appeal to D&D players who have been seeking a new way to play.

What RPG is Fallout based on? ›

They interact with other survivors, some of whom give them missions, and engage in turn-based combat where they battle until their action points are depleted. Tim Cain began working on Fallout in 1994. It began as a game engine based on Steve Jackson Games's tabletop role-playing game GURPS.

What type of RPG is Fallout? ›

Fallout is a series of post-apocalyptic role-playing video games—and later action role-playing games—created by Interplay Entertainment.

Is fallout wasteland warfare an RPG? ›

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Roleplaying Game is a crunchy RPG expansion for the miniatures game of the same name from Modiphius Entertainment.

Is the GOG version of Fallout censored? ›

Yes, the GOG versions are uncensored (or include the patch that removes censorship, i'm not sure which, but it makes no difference). In the censored version you wouldn't see any children at all.

Does Fallout have religion? ›

Religions in the Fallout world

Christianity still exists, and has scattered into more splinter groups, such as the Catholicism-derived Saint Monica's Church as seen in Rivet City, and the Abbey of the Road, a Christian monastery somewhere west of the Commonwealth. The Mormon church still exists as well.

What game is most like DnD? ›

13th Age is one of the games on this list that is most similar to D&D. It offers a great RPG storytelling experience and has the capability to really pull players into the story. It was created around the same time as D&D fifth edition and has even been nominated for awards.

Is The Fallout 2022 based on a true story? ›

Contrary to popular belief, The Fallout is not actually based on a true story. The film's director and writer, Megan Park has clarified that it wasn't one particular incident which inspired the film.

Is Fallout based on a boy and his dog? ›

A Tale of Two Wastelands: Fallout and Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" Many Fallout fans still don't know that the franchise was partially inspired by Harlan Ellison's seminal short story.

Does Florida exist in Fallout? ›

Florida, the "Sunshine State," is the southernmost of the states in the Gulf Commonwealth. It was the 27th state to be admitted to the United States of America.
Disestablishment:October 23, 2077
Location Information
Location:United States of America
Societal Information
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Is Fallout 76 ok for a 13 year old? ›

Online Only Game: Recommended for Teenagers and Adults

The Good: Fallout 76's content is very simple and easy to understand. Your kids will have a good time exploring a massive map with others. There is no sexual content, and the sense of freedom is high.

Can a 9 year old play Fallout 4? ›

Rated 15+ for strong bloody violence, language and gore.

Is Fallout 4 an RPG game? ›

Fallout 4 is a 2015 action role-playing game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.

What is the most complex RPG? ›

Elden Ring definitely deserves to be considered one of the hardest RPGs produced based on its sheer size and complexity alone.

Is Fallout 4 an RPG or FPS? ›

The post-apocalyptic wasteland franchise known as Fallout is classified as FPS, but we debate whether the genre applies to Fallout 4. For those who love a good post-apocalyptic FPS game, there's no better choice than the Fallout franchise.


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